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About FAMU
Tallahassee, FL 32307


Founded on October 3, 1887, Florida A&M University (FAMU) is part of the State University System of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Distinguished by lush foliage and massive oaks, FAMU's main campus comprises 156 buildings spread over 422 acres atop the highest of Tallahassee’s seven hills.

The university also has several satellite campuses including a site in Orlando where the College of Law is located and sites in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa for its pharmacy program.


Florida A&M University enrolls nearly 11,000 students from the United States and more than 70 countries such as India, Egypt, Trinidad, Netherlands, China, Bahamas, Jamaica, and Brazil.

Academic Programs

Florida A&M University offers 54 bachelor’s degrees, 29 master’s degrees, three professional degrees and 12 doctoral degrees. The three professional degrees include the JD, PharmD, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy. The 12 doctoral degree programs include 11 Ph.D. degrees and one Doctor of Public Health (DrPH).   The Ph.D. degrees include the following: biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, educational leadership, environmental science and entomology.

Popular Majors

Top undergraduate programs are architecture; journalism; computer information sciences and psychology.  FAMU’s top graduate programs include pharmaceutical sciences along with public health; physical therapy; engineering; physics; master's of applied social sciences (especially history and public administration); business and sociology. 

Admission Fees

Fees Per Credit Hour (2012-2013)
Undergraduate residents: $124.01
Undergraduate nonresidents: $522.03
Graduate resident: $268.23
Graduate non-resident: $884.75
Law resident: $288.75
Law nonresident: $943.43

Other Fees
Rattler Card ID: $5
Athletic Fee: $11.30
Technology Fee: $4.43
Health Fee: $55
Transportation Fee: $59

Room rent (average): $2,025.47 per semester

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Grants, scholarships, loans and employment opportunities are available to help families meet the cost of investing in a FAMU education.  For information, visit www.FAMU.edu/UniversityScholarships.


 Part-time 1,339
 Female  6,940
 Male  4,908
 Florida 9,215
 Non-Florida 2,633
 Native Indian27
 Non-Resident Alien131
 Not Reported 54